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I'm not sure which is more embarrassing: The... 885 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm not sure which is more embarrassing: The troll wasting their time here, or an "editor" misusing the phrase "point of fact."
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 4, 2015 at 01:25 PM, in Tech News
LOL That's the best troll I've read in months.... 237 Views / 4 Replies  
LOL That's the best troll I've read in months. Cary, my hat's off to you. MacNN is mostly trolls now, but you were able to join and rise to the top! I salute you!
Posted by andrewbw, on Oct 22, 2014 at 09:54 PM, in Tech News
The right of speech is legislated; the protection... 1,708 Views / 13 Replies  
The right of speech is legislated; the protection from the consequences of speech are not. Mr. Eich learned that the hard way. Surely there are plenty of organizations someone with his considerable...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 4, 2014 at 12:03 AM, in Tech News
Did you know: Apple's radio playlists are limited... 1,047 Views / 8 Replies  
Did you know: Apple's radio playlists are limited to ~200 songs, similar to your average top 40 pop radio station. Much like all radio stations, those playlists churn over time, but Apple currently...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:50 PM, in Tech News
People like The Vicar maintain... 1,656 Views / 11 Replies  
People like The Vicar maintain MacNN/Electronista's reputation as a breeding ground for ill-informed, churlish, obnoxious members, too stupid to understand the very things they comment on, and...
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM, in Tech News
"quality service" LOL you guys are a riot, as... 301 Views / 4 Replies  
"quality service" LOL you guys are a riot, as usual.

Third party retailers should compete on price, period. Stop pretending you want Target (for example) to charge the same as the Apple Store for...
Posted by andrewbw, on Dec 26, 2013 at 01:31 PM, in Tech News
Michael, there are a host of guides online... 427 Views / 6 Replies  
Michael, there are a host of guides online showing how to import complex styles and other formatting easily and flawlessly from Word to InDesign. I can't think of a publication designer in my sphere...
Posted by andrewbw, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM, in Tech News
Bluetooth has a negligible affect on battery... 514 Views / 6 Replies  
Bluetooth has a negligible affect on battery life. That's the whole point of Bluetooth (especially the newer versions used in the latest iPhones)—it is an ultra-short-rage, ultra-low-power...
Posted by andrewbw, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM, in Tech News
How DARE anyone buy a Phablet. NO ONE should be... 494 Views / 6 Replies  
How DARE anyone buy a Phablet. NO ONE should be even allowed the choice of owning a device that size. If we just put more rules in place about what people were allowed to own and enforced them...
Posted by andrewbw, on Nov 16, 2013 at 05:57 PM, in Tech News
Just because idiots think it's OK doesn't make it... 1,054 Views / 9 Replies  
Just because idiots think it's OK doesn't make it ok.
Posted by andrewbw, on Jun 11, 2013 at 06:51 PM, in Tech News
They do it... 595 Views / 5 Replies  
To get a rise out of you, you realize. Some of the reactions to stories here are so completely absurd, you have to realize they are actively making fun of people like you. You are the problem, not...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 18, 2013 at 02:26 PM, in Tech News
I love ElectroTech! 266 Views / 5 Replies  
ElectroTech, did you know you actually have fan club? There is a group of us at our office that scans MacNNs comments for the juciest bits of cognitive dissonance and you are currently a "fan fav" on...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM, in Tech News
LOL 1,071 Views / 10 Replies  
That may be the single most hilarious misuse of the word "dilapidating" I've ever seen.
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM, in Tech News
Don't feed the troll 606 Views / 5 Replies  
Guys, "ElectroTech" is a known MacNN troll. He's been reported to the mods and they're well aware of him. Instead of replying, send in your complaints as well and he'll be banned soon enough just...
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM, in Tech News
Cadaver (and all) -- This is pretty common... 2,662 Views / 14 Replies  
Cadaver (and all) --

This is pretty common knowledge, but it bears repeating in this thread: Don't forget that cell phones, every so often, transmit a ping to the closest cell tower saying, in...
Posted by andrewbw, on Dec 26, 2007 at 10:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yup, it does. The option to rotate the display... 29,997 Views / 43 Replies  
Yup, it does. The option to rotate the display showed up in the "Monitors" panel in System Preferences right after I installed it, and it works as advertised.
Posted by andrewbw, on Jan 5, 2007 at 03:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just bought one of those $175 Radeon 9800XT's... 29,997 Views / 43 Replies  
I just bought one of those $175 Radeon 9800XT's for my G5 (Dual 2GHz) from Other World Computing. It's a nice card, and a good match for your G5. A 1.8GHz processor isn't going to over-saturate it...
Posted by andrewbw, on Jan 5, 2007 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
This isn't even remotely true. Look, if you don't... 855 Views / 10 Replies  
This isn't even remotely true. Look, if you don't know the answer, it's ok to say "I don't know," but don't make **** up.
Posted by andrewbw, on Jun 17, 2005 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Front of the card -- not sure what you mean. You... 586 Views / 3 Replies  
Front of the card -- not sure what you mean. You mean the backplane? No. Both cards were only ever offered direct from Apple, so they both have a DVI port and an ADC port.
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 19, 2005 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
The XT has 128MB of memory, the Pro has 64. The... 586 Views / 3 Replies  
The XT has 128MB of memory, the Pro has 64. The XT is also clocked slightly higher (meaning, it is physically faster).

Having not seen the two together, I can't say whether there are any obvious...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 18, 2005 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I gotta hand it to Radtech. They've found a... 604 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, I gotta hand it to Radtech. They've found a way to sell little urethane furniture bumpers that are 99 at any hardware store for over ten times that.

I manage dozens of end users with Apple...
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 2, 2005 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
err, why not just use an ADC to DVI adapter?... 783 Views / 6 Replies  
err, why not just use an ADC to DVI adapter? Here's a link (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ADC+to+DVI+adapter&btnG=Google+Search) to a boatload of Google hits. All Apple's proprietary ADC...
Posted by andrewbw, on Oct 30, 2004 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
The 9800 needs more power than the PCI bus can... 579 Views / 3 Replies  
The 9800 needs more power than the PCI bus can supply. It has a molex connector on the card (the same type of connector on the back of most PATA hard drives or optical drives). In any G4-based...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 2, 2004 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Slave -- Just saw your thread, hope my input... 1,557 Views / 23 Replies  
Slave --

Just saw your thread, hope my input isn't too late for you. I switched from a high-end Sony 19" CRT to a 20" Cinema Display earlier this year. I'm also in a Return To Castle Wolfenstein...
Posted by andrewbw, on Nov 27, 2003 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
uh. You can buy them at Best Buy. Or Circuit... 804 Views / 11 Replies  
uh. You can buy them at Best Buy. Or Circuit City. Or CompUSA. Or newegg.com. Or CDW.com. Or Fry's.

Hell, probably Walmart, too.

Nothing particularly "newfangled" (whatever that means) about...
Posted by andrewbw, on Nov 10, 2003 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
There is no specific place designed for a third... 3,043 Views / 21 Replies  
There is no specific place designed for a third hard drive -- meaning, there isn't an additional drive bay (just two SATA hard drive bays, one optical drive bay). Whether or not you could jury-rig...
Posted by andrewbw, on Oct 7, 2003 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ripe -- You need a Serial ATA drive,... 3,043 Views / 21 Replies  
Ripe --

You need a Serial ATA drive, commonly known as "SATA." Most IDE drives (and the drives in most previous Macs like the G4 line) are PATA or Paralell ATA drives. However, more and more PCs,...
Posted by andrewbw, on Oct 6, 2003 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
The only machines in Apple's current lineup that... 765 Views / 9 Replies  
The only machines in Apple's current lineup that can boot into OS 9 are:

All models of iBooks.
All eMacs that do not have a SuperDrive (e.g. combo drive).
The 1.25GHz PowerMac G4...
Posted by andrewbw, on Sep 22, 2003 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Q: What's the worst part of having sex with an... 2,136 Views / 46 Replies  
Q: What's the worst part of having sex with an eight year old?

A: Getting the blood out of your clown suit.
Posted by andrewbw, on Sep 18, 2003 at 11:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a similar setup to yours: Quicksilver 2002... 408 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a similar setup to yours: Quicksilver 2002 dual 1GHz, 20" Cinema Display, OS X 10.2.6, 1.5GB RAM. I upgraded the 64MB GeForce4MX it came with to a retail Radeon 9000 a few months ago,...
Posted by andrewbw, on Aug 6, 2003 at 01:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Upgrading the internal RAM in 12" PB 377 Views / 1 Replies  
Sure it can be done. Anything can be done. Oh, by the way, how are your surface mount soldering skills?

The iMac upgrade is easy, because all it involves is getting at a "hidden" RAM slot. Once...
Posted by andrewbw, on Aug 3, 2003 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
exa speaks the truth. Here's what I did, in a... 602 Views / 3 Replies  
exa speaks the truth. Here's what I did, in a little more detail:

I have a 20" Cinema Display connected to a Quicksilver Dual 1GHz that I leave on 24/7. In Energy Saver, I set it to sleep the...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 24, 2003 at 01:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have no idea what that review is talking about,... 803 Views / 14 Replies  
I have no idea what that review is talking about, since I don't have any experience with that particular monitor. I can only speak for what Apple has done with their LCDs, and how the 17" Studio...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 3, 2003 at 11:12 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bingo! Hooray! The actual, physical... 803 Views / 14 Replies  
Bingo! Hooray!

The actual, physical demensions of the 17" studio display are in a 5:4 ratio, to match the 5:4 ratio of its resolution: 1280x1024.

Think about what CatOne said: on an LCD, a...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 2, 2003 at 05:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
All2ofme -- Since I'm a designer, I think I... 803 Views / 14 Replies  
All2ofme --

Since I'm a designer, I think I understand your question a little better than most :) I also went from a 19" CRT to an Apple 20" Cinema Display. The true answer to your question,...
Posted by andrewbw, on Apr 2, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey Leonis, thanks for the speedy reply. Not what... 681 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey Leonis, thanks for the speedy reply. Not what I wanted to hear, of course :) Did yours exhibit the same symptoms? (power button glowing "high" without touching it, only unplugging the display...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 22, 2003 at 01:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
20" Cinema Display causes unexpected shut down? 681 Views / 5 Replies  
Has anyone experienced this?

I recently got a 20" Cinema Display, which I've been extremely happy with. No complaints, no problems. It's connected to a Dual 1GHz Quicksilver (2002) with a retail...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 21, 2003 at 10:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nope! No installation necessary. I shut down my... 894 Views / 11 Replies  
Nope! No installation necessary. I shut down my Mac, took out the stock 4MX, plugged in the 9000, powered up, done. No problems whatsoever.

Here's the relevant text from ATI's web site, on the...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 19, 2003 at 09:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Whoops! I get it. I had a hunch you meant... 894 Views / 11 Replies  
Whoops! I get it. I had a hunch you meant locally, but I felt like being snarky about linking to it online instead. :D

The 9000 is a new card, yes. While Apple has been shipping PowerMacs with...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 19, 2003 at 04:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As of 11:30 a.m. Central time on 3/18... ... 894 Views / 11 Replies  
As of 11:30 a.m. Central time on 3/18...

MacConnection (http://www.macconnection.com/scripts/productdetail.asp?product_id=322136) has it in stock.

Other World Computing...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 18, 2003 at 12:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
BEST. POST. EVER. Hilarious, had me laughing so... 1,640 Views / 30 Replies  
BEST. POST. EVER. Hilarious, had me laughing so hard my co-workers think I'm nuts.

-A.
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 7, 2003 at 11:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Enjoyed the iMac pictures, but I couldn't help... 2,272 Views / 30 Replies  
Enjoyed the iMac pictures, but I couldn't help but notice.. I have that same couch in my house. :) "The Chamelon"! I love changing the configuration...

-A.
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 3, 2003 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just got my 20" last Friday (2/28). Have a... 1,771 Views / 27 Replies  
Just got my 20" last Friday (2/28).

Have a single errant pixel, about 3 inches from the right side, and about five inches up from the bottom. It's dead in all colors except white, where it shows...
Posted by andrewbw, on Mar 3, 2003 at 12:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Did some investigating... 1,006 Views / 13 Replies  
So I thought I'd see if I could answer some of my own questions.

I went to my local CompUSA since they (finally) got the 20" display in stock. It was hooked up to one of the new MDD G4's (a 1.25,...
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 17, 2003 at 01:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cinema Displays and games? 1,006 Views / 13 Replies  
Hey --

This feels like a dumb question, but I don't have a lot of experience with Apple LCD displays, so forgive me. I'm strongly considering getting a 20" Cinema Display to replace a Sony 19"...
Posted by andrewbw, on Feb 14, 2003 at 02:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've worked with PC/MacConnection as a business... 668 Views / 10 Replies  
I've worked with PC/MacConnection as a business customer for about five years now, and have nothing but good things to say about them. I've also had the same account rep that entire time, which is...
Posted by andrewbw, on Nov 26, 2002 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You know, the smallest amount of basic,... 669 Views / 7 Replies  
You know, the smallest amount of basic, fundamental research prior to asking a question goes a long way.

Yes, such a drive exists. Apple even offers them as an option in the PowerMac line (it's...
Posted by andrewbw, on Oct 31, 2002 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I finally saw the 23" display in person this... 1,026 Views / 7 Replies  
I finally saw the 23" display in person this weekend (made my first trip to an Apple Store. Not to sidetrack, but I found the Apple Store itself pretty underwhelming. My local CompUSA has more Mac...
Posted by andrewbw, on Sep 23, 2002 at 01:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another option may be the previous generation... 737 Views / 6 Replies  
Another option may be the previous generation G4/800 tower -- There are a lot of third party resellers (macconnection.com, for example) that still have brand new units of this machine on sale for...
Posted by andrewbw, on Sep 13, 2002 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
I also opted for the older Dual 1GHz and I've... 1,303 Views / 12 Replies  
I also opted for the older Dual 1GHz and I've been very happy (I upgraded from a single-processor G4/867). I was able to reuse my memory, move my second hard drive over, no problem. Plus, I really...
Posted by andrewbw, on Sep 11, 2002 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
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